Monday, July 18, 2011

let's go camping!

This weekend, Josh and I went on a camping trip with some of our friends from church. Julianna got to spend the weekend with her maw maw and pop pop. We drove down Saturday morning and we were welcome with fog, cold rain, and very cold temperature for July. It was in the 50's when we got there. Yuck! The original plan was to go tubing when we got there on Saturday but that would have been miserable so we just decided to go setup our campsite.

I wasn't prepared for cold temps. I packed summer clothes! So I was freezing! But we still managed to get our campsite setup. The rain finally did let up so we went exploring in the woods beside our campsite. The trees were so beautiful!

 Then the rain started up again but by that time 2 more of our friends got there. We helped them get their campsite up and we got a great fire going. The boys were quite proud of this fire!
Next up was dinner time! We drove about 15 minutes down the road to Shatley Springs. There were a few little shops there, a restaurant, and of course, a spring. Our course Josh had to drink out of the spring water but not like a normal person (see picture below).

We ate family style at the restaurant and it was sooooo good! Fried chicken, baked ham, pinto beans, creamed corn, green beans, biscuits, cabbage, baked apples, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cobbler. Oh my! What a delicious meal! We all overstuffed ourselves! 
When we got back to the campsite, we enjoyed the usually camping fun. Talking, lots of laughing, and smores of course. We cooked a big breakfast and packed up in the morning. We ended up going tubing on Sunday morning when the weather was much better! The temps were in the low 70's and it was partly cloudy when we started out. We had a such an amazing time floating down the river. It was so peaceful! I wish I had pictures of how beautiful it was. Only bad part was that no one applied sunscreen because it was quite cloudy when we left. Mistake! I believe we are all hurting now! Such a fun trip and I can't wait to do it again soon!

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